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How to Remove Grass Stains From Pet Fur

By Heather Warren | Updated September 26, 2017

Tibetan Terrier playing with Golden Retriever image by Vanous from Fotolia.com

Items you will need

  • Shimmer Lights shampoo

  • Water

  • White Vinegar

  • Spray bottle

  • Boric acid

  • Baby Powder

  • Milk of magnesia

  • Small jar

  • Toothbrush

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

Grass stains, while so hard to remove from laundry, are really not that hard to get rid of on your dog's fur, or at the very least, minimized to the point where they are almost invisible. You may be surprised to find out that some of the best things used to remove grass and other types of stains from you pet's fur are simple mixtures of very common household staples. Armed with the knowledge of some tricks from the trade of professional grooming, you will be on your way to getting rid of those grass stains for good.

For all over staining

Bathe your dog with Shimmer Lights shampoo using cool to warm water. If you use hot water on a white dog with Shimmer Lights shampoo, you will have a light purple dog. Shimmer Lights works well with darker color hair as well, as it does not bleach the hair.

Let the shampoo stay on for 2 minutes, and then rinse off.

Check to see if the grass stains have been removed. If they have not, bathe your dog in the shampoo a second time, leaving the shampoo on for three minutes.

Rinse off the Shimmer Lights and check to see if the stain has been removed. If it has not, proceed to Step 5.

Dilute the white vinegar with water to a 1-1 ratio in the spray bottle. Vinegar and water can be used in and of itself as a grass stain remover for pet. This will work for all colors of hair, including the darker shades.

Spray the affected area liberally and let set for five minutes. Apply a good conditioner to your dog's coat when finished.

For small stains

Measure out equal parts of boric acid and baby powder into a small jar.

Stir in milk of magnesia slowly until you have formed a paste. The amount of liquid added is directionally proportionate to the amount of dry ingredients you have used. Start slowly with a teaspoon, and then go from there.

Dip the toothbrush into the jar to apply the paste.

Apply the paste to the grass stain with the toothbrush using short even strokes to get good coverage.

Allow the paste to dry, and then brush out. You have not wet your dog's fur and skin, so you do not have to worry about any irritation because the pores of your dogs skin and the hair follicles have not been opened.

Photo Credits

  • Tibetan Terrier playing with Golden Retriever image by Vanous from Fotolia.com


Heather Warren is a recently retired pet groomer with 14 years of experience behind her. She began writing professionally in 2010 for Examiner.com as the NW Houston Pets Examiner, and has since gone on to be published on eHow, Answerbag and Triond.com. Warren attended the Jobpops School of Fine Grooming in Houston, Texas.